“By observing the details in everyday surroundings, I find a wealth of ideas: from the smallest of sweet peas on my garden trellis, and the rhythm of color in the Northland wayside, to the soaring San Francisco Peaks in Northern Arizona.”
Capturing the colors of nature in both sunshine and shadows, Catherine pulls the viewer into the very soul of the painting, as she blends negative brushwork – using the white of the paper rather than white paint – with glazed transparent watercolors for vibrant representations of landscapes, florals and still life paintings in light and shadow.
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Catherine has lived most of her adult life in Arizona. Art has been an important part of her life since age 10 when her mother presented her with her first set of oil paints. Raising a family, with a career as a Registered Nurse, took precedence until a newfound love for watercolor brought her back to the studio. Small classes and workshops by talented artists have influenced her unique style of painting. She works in her home studio and paints from still life compositions and her own photographs, composing them into fresh and novel arrangements.
- Juried Member, Watercolor West
- Silver Signature Member, AZ Watercolor Association
- Juried Member, AZ Art Alliance
- Member, Artists’ Coalition of Flagstaff
- Member, Sonoran Arts League
- Juried Member, Northern AZ Watercolor Society
- Juried Member, AZ Artists’ Guild